Captain Cook Portrait by Nathaniel Dance
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Captain James Cook (1728 – 1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.